Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project
Abstract: Violence is behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill. The crisis in Jos, Plateau State Nigeria has been described as "Ethno-Religious." This study has revealed that the present crises are rooted in the interpretation of perceptions of history. A critical survey of how violence has been handled historically in the life of the church is covered. Whatever position the church takes in responding to violence has implications for the narrative of the gospel. This present study is an attempt to present the "Love Language Vision" as a biblical response to the challenge of violence in Jos, and elsewhere.